Teach Children to Know Their Shame

Shame, I think. Necessary for our good behaviour, devastating to be exposed to. I really thought I said both during my talk last night, but a woman in the audience commented: “It’s the shamelessness that is devastating! And that’s what is spread today when parents don’t want their children to feel ashamed. “

Is that true? Do moms and dads help their children to escape the shame? If so, they’re doing their children a disservice.

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Self-compassion and the Tall Poppy Syndrome

They teach self-compassion around the world and get the same question wherever they come: in what way are we special compared to people in other countries? Here’s what Michelle Becker and Steven Hickman respond and how they look at the Swedes.

Michelle Becker, Steven Hickman

“There’s always one thing standing out: that we’re so similar. Wherever we go, the deep human matter shines through”, Michelle Becker explains.

“Even when the Swedes say …” Steven Hickman pauses, and tries to remember the expression he has picked up a few days earlier during the intensive Step 1-week near the town Ostersund. “What’s the name of it again …?”

The Law of Jante? I propose.

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How Hoffice went global in 2 weeks

Right now the Hoffice concept is getting extra ordinary attention in the world. A story in the American Fast Co.Exist has been shared more than 7.600 times since it was published in January 29th. The day after, blogposts showed up in China and South Korea. A Polish newspaper and a Dutch talk show want to cover the Hoffice movement in Sweden. A group is already working at each others’ homes in Toronto, one is soon to be set up in Istanbul and in 15 cities around the world Hoffices are formed. A new one is coming up almost every day.

Read about how Christofer Gradin Franzen, a master in economics and a psychologist, got the idea of working at others’ homes for free. “Hoffice – the Story” is published below (click the “Läs mer”-button) and in the Hoffice home page, launched today!

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